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Bonamici: Congress needs more bipartisanship, less party-line action

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The Democrat from Beaverton, spoke Sunday at the last of six town hall meetings that started with a March 13 gathering in Hillsboro.

PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: PETER WONG - U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici, D-Beaverton, speaks at a town hall meeting Sunday (May 7) in the Lincoln High School gym in Portland.U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici says she hopes Congress will have more bipartisan agreements — such as funding government operations through Sept. 30 — and fewer party-line votes like the Republican-sponsored health care overhaul in the House.

Both votes took place within days last week.

Bonamici, a Democrat from Beaverton, spoke Sunday at the last of six town hall meetings that started with a March 13 gathering in Hillsboro.

Her 1st District seat in northwest Oregon includes part of Portland west of the Willamette River. About 300 people, largely supportive of her, attended the meeting in the Lincoln High School gym.

The bill (HR 1628) to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, which President Barack Obama signed in 2010, passed on a 217-213 vote with no support from Bonamici or any other Democrat.



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